Resident Evil Spin-Off Umbrella Corps Due In May, Modes Detailed

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While fans wait for the still unannounced Resident Evil 7, Capcom is working hard to keep the enormous franchise front of mind. HD remakes of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 have been keeping players busy. Resident Evil Revelations 2 has given them something new to enjoy.

This May, the franchise will go in a direction that hasn’t been terribly kind to it in the past. Umbrella Corps takes cues from the imperfect Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

While Umbrella Corps is designed as a multiplayer shooter, it will support a single-player mode called “The Experiment.” There will be more than 20 missions that play out similar to a horde mode with objectives. 

Newly Announced Resistance Mode Beta Coming To Xbox One Next Month

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Developer Dambuster announced a new four-player-focused mode for Homefront: The Revolution, and revealed beta participants will be able to try it out next month on Xbox One.

The new mode, titled Resistance Mode, tasks players with customizing and leveling up a group of four to take on the the KPA military in guerrilla warfare on the streets of occupied Philadelphia. You can check out the trailer below to see the new mode in action, and head here to learn more about signing up to play. The beta is exclusive to Xbox One and begins February 11 and ends on February 14.

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Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report Returns This Weekend With Stealth And Magic

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Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata is ready to drop some more info on the game, and you won’t need to wait long. The next Active Time Report program is scheduled for this weekend.

On the next episode of the recurring program, Tabata and global marketing director Akio Ofuji will discuss Final Fantasy XV’s magic system. The duo will also reveal some additional information about an upcoming event taking place in March.

New screenshots released today also show off the game’s Fire spell and Magitek Armor. Final Fantasy XV will also feature stealth elements, which will also be discussed.

Free Street Fighter V Story Add-On Will Bridge The Gap Between Two Previous Games

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Free Street Fighter V Story Add-On Will Bridge The Gap Between Two Previous Games

Street Fighter V is still a few weeks away, but Capcom is already discussing some of the post-launch plans. The publisher is leading with news of a free add-on that will be landing in June.

When Street Fighter V launches, players will be able to experience character-specific stories. The cinematic story expansion coming later will bridge the gap between Street Fighter III and IV. The concept appears to be similar to how NetherRealm approaches Mortal Kombat’s story mode.

Capcom also indicated that the in-game store will not launch until March with the first content drop. The publisher is giving players enough time to earn fight money first. The in-game store will offer items redeemable with earned currency or real money currency (Zenny).

An Extended Trailer, But No Official North American Release

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Though the latest entry in the Valkyria series doesn't currently have an official North American release, you can still enjoy the trailer showcasing this PS4-exclusive RPG.

You can see some of the main characters in action, as well as an apparently evil Valkyria opponent. Beyond that, Sega has revealed that this installment starts a new storyline separate from the previous Valkyria titles.

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New Space Hulk: Deathwing Screens Highlight What Might Be Your Grave

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In Space Hulk: Deathwing, players face an unrelenting and ravenous alien enemy. Fortunately for the game's Librarian heroes, they're equipped with a variety of potent weapons to permanently shush the Genestealer threat. A new batch of screens shows some of the game's environments and, of course, the terrifying creatures that the Space Marines have to eradicate.

The screens, which you can see in the gallery below, include shots of abandoned vessels including a Black Templar battle barge and an Adeptus Mechanicus vessel. If those names don't trip any alarms for you, all you need to know is that they're big, dark, and not as empty as one might hope. Players can take on the threat either as a Space Marine with A.I. companions, or cooperatively with other players. It features a dynamic enemy A.I. system that rewards skilled players with increasing hordes of enemies, similarly to how Left 4 Dead's Director system worked. 

Space Hulk: Deathwing is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this year.

Huge Cats And Brutal Combat In This Primal Story Trailer

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Huge Cats And Brutal Combat In This Primal Story Trailer

Ubisoft surprised Far Cry fans with news that the next entry in the series, Far Cry Primal, will be set during the prehistoric age. It left questions about what players' narrative goals might be, and now Ubisoft is filling in some of those gaps with a story trailer for the game. The video showcases warring tribes, helpful jungle cats, and lots of combat with primitive weaponry to help reclaim the land.

In the modern Far Cry fashion, the game focuses on Takkar, a warrior who travels to Oros to deliver the Wenja tribe from certain doom. The trailer includes fights with huge mammoths, angry cats, mystic owls, and a tasty drink of eyeball soup.

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Harebrained Schemes’ Roguelite Necropolis Arrives In March With Multiplayer In Tow

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From its first introduction a year ago at PAX East, Harebrained Schemes’ Necropolis has had our attention. The blend of roguelite gameplay, a sinister and taunting guide, and dynamic interplay among the labyrinth’s creatures all set the game apart.

Today, Harebrained Schemes announces that you will not need to venture into the archmage Abraxis’ Necropolis alone. The game supports up to four players, which will allow for greater depth of strategy.

As we mentioned in our hands-on preview, you can lure enemies into each others paths. A predator/prey relationship might distract the foes long enough that you can slip by or get in the killing blow. Being able to kite enemies (as you might in an MMO) while the rest of the team holds fast might increase your survival rate by a few minutes.

[Update] Nintendo Confirms Amiibo Functionality In Twilight Princess HD

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[Update] Nintendo Confirms Amiibo Functionality In Twilight Princess HD

Update: Nintendo has confirmed the amiibo functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on Wii U, including the Wolf Link amiibo that opens the Cave of Shadows.

According to Nintendo's press release on the matter, "purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Wolf Link amiibo bundle will currently be the only way to get this amiibo figure." Rest assured, however, because every copy of the game is a bundle and therefore comes with the figure.

However, there is evidence that a separate Wolf Link amiibo does exist and could perhaps be available later. This could come in handy for those of you who don't want to buy Twilight Princess HD, but want the figure either to collect or for use in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda title for Wii U, which Nintendo says will use the Wolf Link amiibo in an unspecified way.

Nintendo Details Amiibo Functionality, Shows More Gameplay

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A new video (on Nintendo's German YouTube channel for some reason) shows how amiibos will work with Twilight Princess HD, and confirms what the Wolf Link one will unlock.

The video below shows new footage of the high-definition game in action and explains what all the Zelda amiibos unlock. Link and Toon Link restores arrows. Zelda and Sheik restores Link's hears. the Ganondorf amiibo makes the game harder by causing Link to take more damage. Finally, the Wolf Link amiibo unlocks the Cave of Shadows which lets Link and Midna take on waves of enemies.

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